My kids are finally having their first full week of school. All 5 days. All 7 hours! Woo! Hoo! This is largely why my blogging has been lacking. Them being on a partial schedule is worse than them not being in school at all. It messes up my planning, scheduling & productivity. Which is fine, from time to time. It's the reality of my life that I chose. I get that. It just changes what I do with my time and what I do/don't get done. As much as I love you all, you tend to slip to the bottom of my must-get-done list rather quickly.
Even though it's still a little weird being home with no kids I'm fully ready to embrace it all. 18 years was more than enough and I'm looking to finally getting the chance to be a little more balanced as a wife, mom, housekeeper, etc. Things that take time and doing them the right way. There are no short cuts in life. We can try, but in the long run (ooooh, a running pun) it won't last.
I still have a lot to do, a lot to balance & get done every single day. No more excuses of kids keeping me busy, pre occupied or making messes while I clean up another (oh, wait they still do that, it just has a 7 hour time delay....haha). I'm working my way up to the next level. I'd like to jump on an elevator and just step out of the opening door to wha-la it all just falling into place, but that's too good to be true. And just like the short cuts it likely won't have a lasting effect.
I'm talking about all areas of my life. Yes, running is among them. But, really, mastering or being successful at running does me no good if I ignore other areas that I'm called to in my life. This also applies to my blogging.
Instead of being stuck down on the landing at least I'm moving upward, one step at a time. Some days I'll get stuck, maybe others I might go back down a few steps. With this new phase in my life I plan to keep moving up & forward.